2019 vs 2018 Toyota Yaris

Specs at a Glance

2019 Toyota Yaris

2019 Toyota Yaris

Engine

1.5L I4

Horsepower

106hp

MPG (City/Highway)

32/40 *

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic


2018 Toyota Yaris

2018 Toyota Yaris

Engine

1.5L I4

Horsepower

106hp

MPG (City/Highway)

30/36 *

Transmission

5-Speed Manual

2019 Toyota Yaris vs 2018 Toyota Yaris

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The Toyota Yaris is a sub-compact sedan and hatchback that keeps reinventing itself. In 2018, the sedan was known as the Yaris iA and in 2019 it's simply called the Yaris. The 2019 Yaris is available in three model trims: the L, LE, and XLE. The 2018 Yaris iA four door sedan is a model in of itself. There are some other differences between the two vehicles, but the most compelling news is that most of the value-first features that Toyota is so well-known for aren't going anywhere. So, let's take a closer look at the 2019 and the 2018 Toyota Yaris.

Performance

The 2019 Toyota Yaris has a 1.4 Liter, inline four cylinder engine. It's sporty and nimble with 106 horsepower and 103 pound feet of torque. It's quite versatile in terms of the driving experience because you can choose between a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The 2018 Yaris and the Yaris iA are powered by a pair of 1.5 Liter, inline 4s that carry the same specs as the 2019 Yaris. The transmission options on the 2018 Yaris sedan are also the same as the 2019 vehicle.

Appearance

A savvy car enthusiast might recognize that the 2018 Toyota Yaris bears a striking resemblance to a Mazda. That's because it was designed by automakers at Mazda and is marketed as the Mazda2 in other countries. It has sharp accent lines in the front of the vehicle with a cone-shaped, aviator nose. Inside, the 2018 Yaris keeps the cockpit theme going with rounded gauges and vents. The 2019 Yaris has redesigned the front fascia a bit with a new, flattened nose and honeycomb grille style. The interior carries over largely unchanged in terms of style, and the 2019 Yaris XLE model trim has leatherette seats and a matching leather-wrapped steering wheel for premium quality.

Features

The Yaris comes attractively outfitted with valuable features. The base model 2018 and 2019 Yaris have a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and keyless entry. The 2018 Yaris has split-folding rear seats to stretch the capacity of this sub-compact to 13.4 cubic feet. The 2019 Yaris benefits from having different trim levels. The mid-level LE upgrades the vehicle with fog lights, heated exterior mirrors and alloy wheels. The XLE model trim will take the amenities eve further by including rain-sensing windshield wipers and automatic climate control.

The Toyota Yaris is constantly evolving and developing new ways to best utilize its small footprint. The 2018 sub-compact is an ideal entry-level vehicle for new drivers and people who need fuel economy and style at a price that's affordable. The 2019 Yaris expands the palette so to speak with more options, a redesigned exterior and more features. You can find out which Yaris is right for you by visiting Kerry Toyota and booking a test drive. Our friendly staff can put you behind the wheel of a Toyota Yaris today.


* 2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary
* 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary

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